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NGT directs CPCB to submit report on Anpara thermal power plant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has directed the (CPCB) to submit report on the emission standards of the thermal power plant located at district in

A bench headed by Justice reteirated its earlier direction and asked the apex pollution monitoring body to file the report by April 12.

The green panel also directed the chief to be present before it after noting that there was no record of his presence on the earlier date.

"We reiterate the directions of our order dated December 7, 2017 and call upon the CPCB to file its report and we again direct of the said plant to be present. We make it clear that the report shall be filed by CPCB within one week after serving copy on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change," the panel said.

The tribunal had earlier noted that thermal plant in Sonabhadra district of UP was found to be worst amongst all the other thermal power plants in the state in terms of emission standards.

It had earlier directed the CPCB to inspect sites where thermal power plants were discharging effluents in the Ganga basin or pay Rs one lakh as fine.

The tribunal had asked the for the CPCB to physically examine the sites where thermal power plants are located in the first phase of Ganga cleansing project between Gomukh and Haridwar.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by NGO, Indian Council for Enviro Legal Action, seeking regulation of thermal power plants located in the basin.

The plea had also sought directions to ensure that fly ash is not released into the or its tributaries.

It had alleged that there were more than 25-year-old power plants, which were not technologically advanced and were polluting the river.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:45 IST